Han Mita kuye Oyasin,
Mita kuyepi Fawn Little Sky emaciyapelo nahan iyuhan cante wasteya nape ciyuzapelo. Ina Minnecoujou Oyate hetanhan na ate Oglala Oyate hetanhan.
Hello, my relatives.
My name is Fawn Little Sky and I shake your hands with a good feeling in my heart. My mother is Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe from the Plants by the water band (Minnecoujou) and my father is Oglala Sioux Tribe from the Scatters their own band (Oglala), two of seven Lakota bands once known as the Oceti Sakowin (Seven bands) of the Lakota Oyate.
My maternal grandparents are Nathan and Flora Little Wounded and my paternal grandparents are Eddie and Dawn Little Sky. I was born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux reservation in the city of Eagle Butte, South Dakota where our tribal headquarters are located. My grandfather Nathan Little Wounded got his name from his father, my great-grandfather Jonah Little Wounded, who was found among the dead relatives as a baby in a cave after the U.S. army was ordered to kill those not living on the reservations. He was named Little Wounded as he was shot in the foot and survived during the battle of the greasy grass with Custer’s Calvary in the Montana territory. He was given to relatives residing on the Cheyenne River reservation or Four Bands territory when my great great grandmother raised him.
I was raised by my grandparents until Headstart and my grandmother Flora was the Headstart cook. My grandpa Nathan served in the U.S. Army during World War II and he was a farmhand, a policeman, rancher, electrician, and Reverend. My mother Carole Little Wounded was the first to graduate with a four year degree and she was a single mother. My father Todd Little Sky remained with his parents in Kyle, South Dakota. My grandfather Eddie Little Sky is originally from the Little family located in Pine Ridge, South Dakota. His name was changed to Little Sky as a stage name and was one of the first Native American actors relocated to California. My...
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